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Davenport PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking20.80 Miles 2,831 AEG
Hiking20.80 Miles   9 Hrs   45 Mns   2.39 mph
2,831 ft AEG   1 Hour   3 Mns Break
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Davenport Peak in the western Mazatzal turned out to be a fun mix of trail, no trail, creek hiking and route finding. Initially we tried to float the Verde River in my 4Runner but realized the Verde is probably undefeated in that category. So we headed for the dam trailhead to start the hike.

Across the dam and onto the road hike for over 3 miles to the start of Sears Trail. This was a fun mix of old road and hunting for cairns along with trail tread. Very pretty area as we continued the approach to Davenport Peak. Eventually we exited the trail and made the final approach which got steeper as we ascended. Took a short break about ¾ of the way up before the final ascent.

Perfect day for a summit with blue skies and almost zero wind. Took our lunch break on top and enjoyed the 360 views for about 30 minutes.

After lunch it was down a different way with the objective being Davenport Wash. The descent was quite steep especially first 500 feet or so but gets much less steep as we followed the ridge down to the wash. Once in the wash we were treated to cool riparian scenery with plenty of flowing water for the stretch we hiked.

Bruce had marked a route out of the wash which turned out to be one of the coolest parts of the hike. It followed the wash and went through some cool Utah like rock formations that we navigated back to the Davenport Trail.

Once back on the Davenport Trail it was a beeline back to the dam road and out to the trailhead. Great hike with a little bit of everything and fun to hike with everyone again!
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